M&S is helping to reduce the epidemic of 'avocado hand’ by selling a stoneless version.

For those of you not in the loop, avocado hand is the tragic injury that has been sweeping the nation in which millennials making avocado on toast cut their hand while removing the stone.

But, have no fear, the cocktail avocado is here.

M&S this week launched the stoneless fruit after an increase in popularity.

The cocktail avocado is a small elongated avocado approximately five to eight centimetre in length.

Unlike a normal avocado, the skin is edible and so the whole fruit can be enjoyed.

Cocktail avocados are available in selected M&S stores now and throughout December, while stocks last, £2 per pack.